By BRUCE DENNILL
“Influence” is a loaded, often misunderstood concept. An artist may sound similar to another but have no knowledge of them, or be a super-fan of someone whose output is completely different to their own. Who or what was the artist, album, song, era or scene that initially mapped out the road to you becoming a musician?
Name one song you wish you’d written. What makes that song so important?
Somewhere between being in my funk-rock band and discovering my current sound, I heard the song Gasoline by Halsey. This song is what inspired me to start writing pop music with deeper, darker lyrics. My first single, Sirens, definitely has a similar vibe. Gasoline still gives me chills. If I had to pick a song I wish I had written it’s that one.
Which aspects of your music do you prioritise? For you, would you rather have that your lyrics, your melodies, or your vocals or instrumental work are the are the most memorable parts of your songs?
What’s your favourite piece of gear?
What is the story behind All Or Nothing – the genesis of the song, the people involved, the muse behind its creation?